systemd cheat sheet

Services overview and unit files

The available unit files can be seen in /usr/lib/systemd/system/ and /etc/systemd/system/

Start / stop

Checking status

By default it should be possible to view the output of every unit using journal – journalctl

Enable / disable service

Power management

Modifying system

  • /usr/lib/systemd/system/: units provided by installed packages
  • /etc/systemd/system/: units installed by the system administrator

When you modify the unit file, you always need to run:

See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/systemd for more information




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